GBS begins their semesters earlier than the official UAB start dates. Students in GBS themes must make themselves aware of our dates for courses. If you have any questions about these dates, please contact Dr. David Schneider at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Orientation: August 7

Fall Semester 1st Year Courses
GBS 708 Genetics: August 8-September 18
GBS 707 Biochemistry: September 19-October 30
GBS 709 Basic Cell: October 31-December 15

   Rotation 1: August 14-October 13
   Rotation 2: October 16-December 15
   Rotation 3: January 8-March 9
   Rotation 4: March 12-May 11

Spring Semester Modules
   Module 1: January 8-February 2
   Module 2: February 5-March 2
   Module 3: March 5-March 30
   Module 4: April 2-April 27

Summer Semester for 1st Year Students
   Module 5: April 30-May 25
   GBSC 731 Intro to Biostats: June 1-July 31